1) Point to Your Topic: Open the reading response with a few sentences where you summarize clearly at least one of the authors points that you want to address in your response. Its probably wise to choose one idea(max two)from the assigned course readings that you want to take up in your response. You should not try to summarize(rehash)the overall essay but you can point the main, or of the authors overall arguments. Often is more productive to choose only a unifying, central theme that you want to write about. 2) Write a critical analysis of the perspective you have chosen to focus on(1 paragraph). Develop your thoughts on the authors perspective. The main idea is to demonstrate that you are grappling with the authors perspective from your perspectiveor that you are having a conversation with the author. 3) Riff/comment (response-style) on the authors perspective, and repercussions in the world beyond our classroom (1-3paragraphs). You are required to make a connection between what you read in our class and how this issue is addressed somewhere else in the world. Feel free to add images, links, sound, news get creative, add poetry, add selfies, images of artwork, film freeze frames, comics… write thoughtfully, but also have fun with it! 4) State at least two themes/concepts/issues/ as questions you would like us to discuss in class.